Ange Postecoglou's eight-word response to Spurs 'late swoop' for £50m Premier League striker

Spurs got their January business done early. (Image: Getty Images)Spurs got their January business done early. (Image: Getty Images)
Spurs got their January business done early. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images
Spurs continue to be linked with late transfers for Dominic Solanke and Conor Gallagher.

Tottenham Hotspur manager Ange Postecoglou has addressed rumours linking the club with a 'late swoop' for Bournemouth striker Dominic Solanke.

That's according to The Sun, with the outlet believing that Spurs could still launch a £50 million raid for the Cherries man, who has 14 goals in all competitions this season. Solanke's fine form this term has seen the inevitable transfer links with Chelsea, Arsenal and Newcastle United all named as potential January suitors for the in-form talisman.

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Postecoglou's side did its transfer business early this month with forward Timo Werner coming in on a short-term loan from RB Leipzig and defender Radu Dragusin signing permanently from Genoa. It's been a quiet window since then but as Deadline Day looms, the links with Solanke re-emerge.

Spurs have been playing without an out-and-out striker since Harry Kane's summer departure. Son Heung-Min and Richarlison have both fulfilled the role, but both are arguably better suited to wider positions - Werner is a more traditional option through the middle.

Asked whether there could be any more transfer business before the window shuts, Postecoglou hinted that rumours of a Solanke swoop may not have legs. "Unlikely, I'd say" the Australian said. "I don't see any incomings."

He added: "Outgoings a little bit different, I'm not totally engaged with the people doing the work around that. Unlikely on both fronts."

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Spurs got their January business done early. (Image: Getty Images)Spurs got their January business done early. (Image: Getty Images)
Spurs got their January business done early. (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Postecoglou also appraised the club's dealings in January and seemed content with the squad at his disposal for the back end of the season. Spurs sit fifth in the Premier League, five points clear of West Ham in sixth and eight points off league leaders Liverpool.

Postecoglou said: "We obviously had a couple that were clear objectives, part of that was to try and do it early. Timo has played a couple games, Radu has settled in really well. If we were signing them the last couple of days, they'd need a week or two to get up to speed.

"Every window you measure it on, can we become stronger than when we went into it? I think we have. We definitely benefit from Radu and Timo both in the short term, but even in the longer term more importantly. That's the measure of any window. It's been productive for us."

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